The Act consists of 69 sections divided into 8 Parts and five Schedules as follows: Preliminary Provisions (1); Administration (2); Licensing of Cadastral Surveyors (3); Discipline (4); Conduct of Cadastral Surveys (5); Offences And Penalties (6); Dissolution of Survey Board of New Zealand and New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (7); Miscellaneous (8). Schedule 1: Further provisions applying to Board; Schedule 2: Professional misconduct; Schedule 3: Amendments to Survey Act 1986 and Survey Regulations 1998 for purposes of section 50(1)(a)(ii) Schedule 4: Acts amended; Schedule 5: Enactments repealed or revoked;The purpose of this Act is: (a) to promote and maintain the accuracy of the cadastre by requiring cadastral surveys to be done by, or under the direction of, licensed cadastral surveyors, requiring cadastral surveyors to meet standards of competence to be licensed and providing for the setting of standards for cadastral surveys and cadastral survey data; (b)to provide, either on an optional or mandatory basis, for the electronic lodging and processing of cadastral surveys; and (c)to provide for a national geodetic system and a national survey control system to be maintained.Schedules 3 to 6 contained in the Act repeal or amend various acts or regulations.
Implemented by: Cadastral Survey (Fees) Regulations, 2003. (2007-09-01)
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The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars.